NYC. The Muse Project is a recipient of the NYSCA-ART/NY Creative Opportunity Fund! We're grateful for this award.
"Over the past two years, the coronavirus pandemic has had an outsized impact on the performing arts community, who have pivoted to new forms and methods of engaging with their artists and audiences. We hope this funding can support theatres in capacity building and stabilization as theatres continue the ongoing work of recovery."
NYC. Websites, websites, websites. Here is the February client spotlight.
NYC. Last year, Staging Film's The Bad Infinity (starring Tony Torn and me) and 16 Words or Less premiered at the New Ohio's NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival. So thrilled to attend the screening of Fugitive Dreams this year in the flesh! In person screenings are one more day (through 2/13) and then you can watch the rest of the films on-line! Make sure to catch Fugitive Dreams. It’s just STUNNING. (You can watch the interview I did with writer Caridad Svich and writer/director Jason Neulander about Fugitive Dreams here, just prior to their premiere at the Austin Film Festival in 2020).
NYC. Florencia Lozano and I attended a preview of The Merchant of Venice, now playing at TFANA in Brooklyn. It's directed by Arin Arbus, and it stars John Douglas Thompson as Shylock. It also stars our friends Alfredo Narciso, Varín Ayala, Jeff Biehl, and more. Jack Doulin did the casting.
I know this is a cardinal sin (irony), but I HATE most Shakespeare productions. I find Shakespeare to be really overdone and so many productions just fall horribly flat. They're boring and tedious and opaque and feel irrelevant. Well, not this one. I was blown away by what Arin Arbus has done here. This is an extraordinarily comprehensive production, with some compelling casting and some primo Shakespearean acting, and meticulous timeliness to boot. Deeply smart and moving, and it ultimately presents more questions and complications than it answers, which is probably the best reason to do Shakespeare. See it. Run.